About Us

  • The Woolly Pedlar

    Sue Reed

About Sue

Hi, I’m Sue Reed, The Woolly Pedlar, upcycler of recycled wool knitwear.

I am lucky to live in beautiful Northumberland, a stone’s throw from Hadrian’s Wall. I work from home, up in the woolly garret at our home near Hexham.

I am mum to three grown up ‘children’, Tom, Hannah and John.

I am a member of The Wool Clip, in Caldbeck in Cumbria and help to run Woolfest. 


Upcycling is the process of adding value to a preloved item through design.

Textile waste has become a massive problem. By recycling knitwear, I am striving to keep textiles out of landfill or prevent them form being shipped abroad.

All recycled knitwear is washed before being designed into new creations.

All my designs are unique, one off pieces.

Do get in touch if I can help with a bespoke order.

What our Customers Think

Jane Hill

‘It’s arrived and I’m so cold, I’ve got it on…SO cosy, I LOVE it..and the arm warmers are superb and complete my coat beautifully. THANK you..you’re a star’.

Jane HillCustomer
Bonnie Jonson

‘I absolutely love the armwarmers you made for my daughter. They are exactly the right colours and she will be over the moon. Thank you’

Bonnie JonsonCustomer